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Events

Jean Irving is retiring!

After 36 years of campus service Jean Irving, University Registrar is retiring!  Over the years, she has served in many capacities, touched many lives, and made countless connections beginning with her roles as clerical support for Financial Aid and Scholarship Office and then serving Enrollment Management in the roles of Academic Evaluator, Athletic Compliance Coordinator, Assistant Registrar, and finally University Registrar.  Any consideration of retirement gifts can be in the form of a donation to the United States Foundation for the Children of Haiti www.usfch.org, an organization she and her family are passionate about. 

 

Please stop by SSC 122/124 to wish Jean farewell on Wednesday, June 29 from 2 – 4 PM. 

Multicultural Welcome Receptions

You are invited to our upcoming Multicultural Welcome Receptions. The goal of the Welcome Receptions are to provide resources that will assist our students during their time here at Chico State. This is a great opportunity to network, make friends and build alliances with other people who understand similar experiences. We encourage everyone to attend: students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members. Light refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there!  Below is a list of the Multicultural Welcome Receptions. For more information, contact Donna Smith at 530-898-4764. http://www.csuchico.edu/diversity/

August 31

Religious and Cultural Welcome Reception

11am – 1pm | Trinity Commons

 

September 2

Dream Student Welcome Reception

2pm – 4pm | BMU 203

 

September 7

Veteran Welcome Reception

12pm – 2pm | BMU 203

 

September 8

Black Welcome Reception

Noon – 2pm | BMU 203

 

September 9

Foster Youth Welcome Reception

3pm – 5pm | Selvester’s Café by the Creek

 

September 13

Re-Entry Welcome Reception

2 – 3:30pm | Selvester’s Café by the Creek

 

September 14

LGBTQ+ Welcome Reception

3pm – 5pm | Selvester’s Café by the Creek

 

September 15

Bienvendia Reception

3:30pm – 5:30pm| Colusa Hall 100

 

September 16

Asian & Pacific Islander Welcome Reception

3pm – 5pm | Selvester’s Café by the Creek

 

September 20

Native American Welcome Reception

3:00pm – 4:30pm | Cross-Cultural Leadership Center

Student Employment Diversity Training

Please encourage your student employees to attend our next Student Employment Diversity Training on August 26, 2016.

This two-hour training, scheduled for August 26, 2016 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the BMU Ballroom, is designed to provide student employees with the necessary resources and tools to effectively communicate with and serve the diverse populations of the campus community. Participants will develop a greater understanding of various cultures and norms while networking and building alliances with other students and campus professionals. Fostering diversity is a core value of the CSU, Chico Strategic Plan, 2011–2016 Diversity Action Plan, and the Graduation Initiative. It is one of the University’s highest priorities. For more information or to sign up please, call the Office of Diversity at 530-898-4764.

NOTE: if your students have already attended a previous diversity training, they do not have to attend.

Human Resources Services Center/Faculty Affairs

CSU, Chico Staff / Management Vacancies – Week of June 27, 2016

Please visit http://jobs.csuchico.edu/ and click Search Jobs to view the most current listing of staff and management job opportunities.

 

CSU Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

 

New this week (since 6/27/16)

 

(VA636) FACULTY AFFAIRS OFFICE SUPPORT (Administrative Support Coordinator I)

Faculty Affairs

Fiscal Year Deadline for Catastrophic Leave Donations

The deadline to donate leave credits to a fellow State employee for the current year is fast-approaching. Employees may donate up to 40 hours per fiscal year (except Unit 1employees who may donate up to 16 hours per fiscal year). The current fiscal year donation deadline is June 30, 2016.

Employees who have met the donation maximum for the current fiscal year may begin donating again on July 1, 2016.

The following employees are in need of donated leave credits:

  • Mario Chandrakumar (Staff, Facilities Management and Services)
  • Debby Hawkins (Staff, Facilities Management and Services)
  • Trisha Seastrom (Staff, Campus Drug Alcohol and Drug Education Center)

If you wish to donate leave credits, you will need to sign a donation form which is available at the Human Resources Service Center (Kendal 220). BECAUSE YOUR SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED, YOUR DONATIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED OVER THE PHONE OR VIA E-MAIL.

Per Catastrophic Leave Program guidelines, only the Benefits and Workers’ Compensation Unit or a union representative may solicit for catastrophic leave donations; solicitation by any other party is prohibited.

Information

Recycling Schedule Changes

AS Recycling has made slight changes to the paper pickup schedule for summer. An up-to-date schedule can be found on our website at http://as.csuchico.edu/index.php/recycling/collections-schedule/ 

 

For questions please email asrp@csuchico.edu or call AS Recycling at 898-5033.

 

Wildcat Welcome 2016 – Volunteers Needed!

Help us welcome the incoming class as we roll out the red carpet and teach the Wildcat Way to all our new students!  We need volunteers from the faculty, staff, students, and community to make it happen, and there are lots of different days, times and activities to choose from.  Click here to sign up as a Wildcat Welcome volunteer and get your official Wildcat Welcome t-shirt!

Please contact Tray Robinson at 898-4764 or trobinson@csuchico.edu if you have any questions.  GO WILDCATS!

2016/2017 Faculty & Staff Calendars Now Available at Print Services!

Place your order in NowPrint or if you prefer to pay with Check, Visa or MasterCard you can pick up your order in person at our front counter. Remember that there is a $3.00 minimum on all orders.

Small   8 ½ x 11”         $1.00

Med     12 x 18”          $2.00

Large  17 x 23”           $5.00

Follow these easy steps to order your calendars online:

  1. Log-In to NowPrint
  2. Select the Icon: BUS CARDS, CALENDARS, STATIONERY & PAPER
  3. Fill in the “Order Name” above the Menu Bar
  4. From the Menu Bar on the left, click on the Calendars bar
  5. Choose your calendars and place your order ($3.00 minimum)

If you have any questions or need assistance with your order, contact University Printing at x5992 or visit us in Siskiyou Hall, Room 118, Mon–Thur, 7:00 am–5:30 pm.

News

CSU, Chico Wins Awards for Advancement Programs and Publications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 06-27-2016

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
530-898-4143

California State University, Chico has won several awards this year from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for publications, marketing and alumni relations programs.

CASE is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. Membership includes more than 3,670 colleges, universities, schools and non-profit organizations in 82 countries.

The complete release is available on the CSU, Chico News website.

Workshops

Bay to Box Files Move: Information Sessions

Two Sessions dates offered 6/28 & 7/13

Bay to Box Files Move: Information Sessions

  • 6/28/2016 (Tuesday), 3:00-4:00 PM, Colusa Hall 100B
  • 7/13/2016 (Wednesday), 1:00-2:00PM, Colusa Hall 100B

Description

Bay has been the CSU, Chico electronic file share for over a decade, but it is nearing the end of its life.  As a result, the campus is moving to cloud-based file sharing and storage, provided by Box.com.

Contact Information

To Register: Login and view the Development & Training System (DTS) Schedule 

Event Contact: Email HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

More Information

This workshop will discuss the differences between Bay and Box, including new features and capabilities provided by Box, the proposed migration timeline, and what you can do to get ready.

Enroll

Login to the Development & Training System (DTS) > select the Schedule tab > click the workshop title > Register > Close Window

Who Should Go?

All campus employees—especially faculty and staff—who store documents and files a on a campus computer, campus server, or department folders.

Instructor

Anthony Dunn, Information Technology Client Services, Project Manager

Sponsor

Information Technology Client Services

Reminders

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone (530) 898-6433, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

CSU's Got Talent: Crafting Leadership Interventions

06/29/2016 (Wed) 10-11AM webcast

Description

Systemwide Professional Development presents CSU's GOT TALENT, live webcasts highlighting the most sought-after presentations on CSU campuses. Join us for our next live training with Systemwide Director of Leadership Development at the Chancellor’s Office, Dr. Crystal Dujowich as she presents: “Crafting Leadership Interventions: Adaptive Leadership Practices”

Contact Information

All CSU staff and faculty are invited to attend this free webcast training! No registration necessary, limited to the first 200 logins (multiple viewers can sit in the same room and use one link.)

More Information

In this webcast, Crystal will show how intentional communication can be framed as leadership interventions. She will share techniques for crafting skillful interventions and impart exercises on Adaptive Leadership. Harvard renowned, this Adaptive Leadership framework offers responsive, context-specific, and change-oriented leadership.

WEBCAST LINK: http://coconnect.calstate.edu/CGT

Please login as a “guest” and then type in your CAMPUS/Your Full Name (i.e CSULB/Steven Spielberg). See flier with details about the presentation and presenter. Listen to the audio via your computer speakers. Also available: join from your mobile device by downloading the Adobe Connect app!

Technical questions: Contact Jennifer Wicks, Executive Producter, jwicks@calstate.edu or 562-951-4525 prior to webcast day. 

UPCOMING CSU's Got Talent Webcasts - Mark your calendar:

  • July 21 - “Maximizing Individual & Team Performance with Less Effort” with Mark Samuel, Author and CEO of IMPAQ
  • August 11 - “Innovative Student Software Deployment” with Afsaneh Hamedani, Director of Student Technology Services, Cal State Fullerton
  • October 12 – “Changing the Conversation: Principles of Conflict Resolution” with Dana Caspersen, Conflict Engagement Specialist  (an encore presentation by popular demand!)

DID YOU MISS IT?

Watch the recording of “Managing Student Employees” with Beverly Gentry, Manager of Professional Development at Chico State here: https://centralstationu.skillport.com

Search: CSU’s Got Talent (click View All to see all of the episodes)

Well-Being in the Workplace Series: Building Self-Esteem through Positive Self-Talk

6/29/2016 (Wed) 2-3PM, Colusa 100B

Purpose

Managing balance in your work life can be difficult.  Join us every Wednesday in June for a series on well-being in the work place.  This series will cover personal resilience, assertive communications, communicating for connections and building self-esteem through positive self –talk.

Enroll

To Register: Login to the Development & Training System (DTS)
Event Contact: Email HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

Building Self-Esteem through Positive Self-Talk

What are ways to manage that “voice” in our head that can hold us back from doing our best work? Purposefully practicing positive self-talk can build self-esteem, as well as help us manage conflict and handle criticism. Come hear techniques to change negative thinking and develop positive thought patterns.

Who Should Go?

All employees are welcome.

Facilitator

Russ Hanson, MFT

Sponsors

Employee Assistance Program (LifeMatters) and University Staff Development Programs

Registration

Login to the Development & Training System (DTS) > select the Schedule tab > click the workshop title > Register > Close Window

Reminders

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone (530) 898-6433, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

Interested in joining an Excel User Group?

Next session: 7/13 (Wed) 9-10AM

Would you like to improve your Excel skills and possibly share your expertise?  Join the Excel User Group sessions! 

These sessions will follow an organic format where participants are encouraged to share questions or topics they’re interested in discussing. Some sessions may start with a pre-selected topic, some may not. Participants will problem-solve together.  Questions on the Excel Budget Tool (from Financial Services), common Excel tricks, pivot tables, formulas and more, are welcome.

Sharpen Your Excel Skills

  • Any level Excel user, from beginner to expert, is welcome to attend.
  • If you have a laptop or tablet for work, we encourage you to bring it (fully charged as there are limited outlets). If not, it's fine to come without it.
  • If you have data or an Excel file you would like help with, please bring it on the laptop, a flash drive, or email it to yourself just before the session.

Title:

Excel User Group
(enroll via the DTS)
Note: you may only be able to enroll in one session at a time. If you have trouble enrolling, just come and sign in at the session.

Sessions:

July 13, 2016 (Wednesday), 9:00-10:00 AM, Tehama 116
July 27, 2016 (Wednesday), 9:00-10:00 AM, Tehama 116
August 10, 2016 (Wednesday), 9:00-10:00 AM, Tehama 116

Facilitator:

Dr. Kent Sandoe, Business Information Systems faculty
Beverly Gentry, Manager of Professional Development, Human Resources Service Center
Brooke Banks, Associate Vice Provost for Information Resources
Stacie Corona, Associate VP for Financial Services and University Budget

Sponsors:

Information Resources, Financial Services, Professional Development

This user group was developed in consultative process by the AAS/SME group, Information Resources, Financial Services, and Professional Development.  Participants are encouraged to actively participate in this collaborative learning experience.

Who should go?

University employees interested in improving their Excel skills; including staff, faculty, managers, and students. Any level Excel user is welcome: beginners, intermediate users, and advanced users.  Attendees are encouraged to actively participate in this collaborative learning experience.

Registration Instructions

Login to the Development & Training System (DTS)

  • Select the Schedule tab
  • Click the workshop title
  • Click Register
  • Click Close Window

If you have trouble registering, email pdev@csuchico.edu or phone (530) 898-6433 for assistance.

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone 530-898-6771, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

Reminder: Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

For more information, e-mail pdev@csuchico.edu or contact Human Resources Service Center - Professional Development, at (530) 898-6433.  For technical support, please contact itss@csuchico.edu or (530) 898-4357 or view the DTS guides.

Articulating Accomplishments and Skills

7/21/2016 (Thurs) 1-3PM Colusa 100A

Purpose

Would you like to explore ways to communicate accomplishments more effectively?

Enroll

To Register: Login to the Development & Training System (DTS)
Event Contact: Email HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

Discover

Learn ways to explain contributions that both maintain and transform our work environment.

This session draws from the work of Judith Katz from the Higher Education Resource Services Institute (http://hersnet.org/institutes/what-are-the-institutes/) to provide us a framework to recognize and articulate the skills we implement in our personal lives and the workplace.

To prepare, think of three things you have done in the last year that solved a problem or led to change, and we will help each other articulate our talents. We want you to leave the workshop with documented accomplishments and skills you can add to a résumé, CV, and more!

Who Should Go?

All faculty, staff, and management employees are welcome. This is also a valuable tool for articulating the importance of new projects, professional development, and self-evaluation.

Facilitator(s)

Dr. Sara Trechter, Faculty, English Department

Sponsors(s)

Human Resources Service Center - Professional Development

Registration

Login to the Development & Training System (DTS) > select the Schedule tab > click the workshop title > Register > Close Window

Reminders

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone (530) 898-6433, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

Recruitment Life Cycle

8/2/2016 (Tues) 1-2:30PM

Join us to walk through the life cycle of a recruitment for staff and management, understand the “why” behind the steps, and learn how to make your recruitment flow more smoothly.  Hiring managers and committee chairs play a critical role in this process and set the tone and speed of the recruitment.  Hear and share tips and tricks and find out what changes we’ve made in response to customer feedback!

Title:

Recruitment Life Cycle
(enroll via the DTS)

Select a session:

August 2, 2016 (Tuesday), 1:00-2:30 PM, Colusa Hall 100A
October 11, 2016 (Tuesday), 9:00-10:30 AM Colusa Hall 100B
November 10, 2016 (Thursday) 2;00-3:30 PM Colusa Hall 100B

Facilitator:

Employment Services

Sponsor:

Human Resources Service Center

We highly recommend also taking Avoiding Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process.  Sign up now if you haven’t already attended!

Who Should go?

For Chico State managers and staff.   Targeted towards campus employees interested in, or responsible for, hiring staff and managers.  (Note: this workshop does not cover faculty recruitment or student hiring.)

Registration Instructions

Please log into the Development & Training System (DTS)

  • Select the Schedule tab
  • Click the workshop title
  • Click Register
  • Click Close Window

If you have trouble registering, email pdev@csuchico.edu or phone (530) 898-6433 for assistance.

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone 530-898-6771, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

Reminder: Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

For more information, e-mail pdev@csuchico.edu or contact Human Resources Service Center - Professional Development, at (530) 898-6433. For technical support, please contact itss@csuchico.edu or (530) 898-4357 or view the DTS guides.

Caregiver Support Group

Dates Offered

  • August 10, 2016, 12:00-1:00PM, in Selvester’s Café, Room 104
  • September 13, 2016, 12:00-1:00PM, in Selvester’s Café, Room 104
  • October 11, 2016, 12:00-1:00PM, Selvester’s Café, Room 104
  • November 08, 2016, 12:00-1:00PM, Selvester’s Café, Room 104
  • December 13, 2016, 12:00-1:00PM, Selvester’s Café, Room 104

Purpose

Passages Caregiver Resource Center is facilitating a caregiver support group for faculty and staff.

Enroll

To Register: Login to the Development & Training System (DTS)
Event Contact: Email HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

Event Description

We welcome those new to caregiving, those who anticipate caregiving, and those for whom caregiving is already a way of life. You will find information, resources, encouragement, & answers to difficult questions. Please feel free to drop in on any session (no need to enroll via the DTS).  For more information about the group, please contact Nancy Khanchandani at 898-5228.

Who Should Go?

Open to staff, faculty and managers

Facilitator

Nancy Khanchandani, Social Worker and Caregiver Advocate

Sponsor

Passages Caregiver Resource Center and the University Staff Development Programs

Registration

Login to the Development & Training System (DTS) > select the Schedule tab > click the workshop title > Register > Close Window

Reminders

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone (530) 898-6433, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

Mental Health First-Aid Certification Training

Chances are you know someone experiencing a substance use or mental health disorder. You can help them. Mental Health First-Aid is an evidence-based public education program which teaches you about common warning signs and risk factors for mental health and substance use problems, provides a five-step action plan and resources for helping someone in crisis.

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE FOR CSU CHICO STUDENTS, STAFF & FACULTY! 

DATES: July 12 and 13 @ 9a.m. - 1:30p.m. (lunch not included)

LOCATION: SSC 304

*MUST ATTEND BOTH DATES

FEE: $25 per person - Due prior to first class date

(8 hrs., receive national certification)

TO REGISTER: Email cadecstudent1@csuchico.edu

PH: (530)898-6450

SSC 180

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